LibriVox recording of The Song of Hiawatha, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Read by Peter Yearsley
I sing the Song of Hiawatha, Brave of heart and strong of arm. Daughter's son of old Nokomis, Fathered by the harsh West Wind.
With its regular, beating rhythm, the Song of Hiawatha has often been parodied, but in truth, it is a powerful, emotional epic; a hero's life, his loves and suffering. The legends and traditions of the North American Indian swirl together through the tale like a mountain stream, tumbling white over the rocks, and caressing the mossy tree roots. (Summary by Peter Yearsley) [introduction by Woodrow Morris]
Please do note any comments you might have. If you're criticising, I'll try to improve; if complimenting, you'll be encouraging me to do more.- P.Y.
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